OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2005 Oranger pâle, presque translucide, parsemé d’une ample mousse blanche. Doux arômes de pain, de grains, de beurre, de gazon fraîchement coupé accompagné d’une touche de caramel. En bouche, le grain occupe une grande place initiale pour finalement laisser l’espace aux houblons purement aromatiques. Levuré en bouche, elle nous offre ensuite d’harmonieuses flaveurs d’écorce de citron et d’orange. Texture passablement crémeuse, carbonatation légčrement trop active qui tentent de voler la vedette ŕ la douceur du liquide. Dégusté en fut ŕ la brasserie męme Prague, voyage Europe 2005.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap. Slightly cloudy, golden colour. Medium head. Slightly flowery. grassy aroma. Hoppy, quite bitter taste. Ends in a pretty dry finish. Nice.Mediumbodied, good mouthfeel.
Tasted at the brewpub together with Sigmund and his wife. Luckily we got out of this labyrinth they call a pub.
Sigmund (5557) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub, in the pleasant company of Robert (dortmunder) and his sister. I also brought back a bottle of this beer and the Cerny/Tmavé which was unavailable on tap while we were there. (The bottled beers were sold in pairs, at an outrageous price by Czech standards - in Norway ALL beer prices are outrageous, so I didn’t mind.) The svetlé is an unfiltered pilsener, golden colour, slightly hazy, moderate head. Moderate hops aroma. Flavour has a herbal character and a dry bitter finish, which makes this beer a lot better than (most) industrial pilseners / pale lagers.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap@Novomestsky. Really hazy pale gold appearance. Malts were a little bit sour and butterscotchy, slightly lactic, lightly honeyed, medium bitter saazy hops in the finish, not very exciting, a little bit odd.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice unfiltered pilsner with a hazy golden colour and a creamy white head. Aroma is malty and lightly hoppy. Flavor is mainly bitter, but with some sweet notes. Dry bitter finish.
MiP (14001) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, unfiltered. Quite cloudy, nice creamy head. Nice lager. Quite bitter with aftertaste of peach(?) Long bitter aftertaste.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber coloured brew with a rich malt nose tempered with a hint of lemon. Fairly bitter, malty taste with the lemony hops providing some interest. The finish is malty and slightly bitter. Overpriced for what it is. (Draught in Novomestsky Pivovar, Praha)
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Got this bottled at the brewery in Prague: (see photo at upper left). Check out Novomestsky's website to see this place - it's a real Prague institution! Massively bitter with very little aroma or malt backbone. It's a bit like dishwater that has tons and tons of hops added. Extremely crisp and dry, and very herbal. Metallic, like licking a flagpole. Oh yeah, it had a nice, big frothy head at first, but it faded FAST! Thanks to my Prague connection for bringing this to NYC!
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewery: hay stack orange with a slight haze, wet chewy hop aroma. . . Very natural aroma, remenisent of west coast hops, but with a new twist for me - a barnyard twist to hops. . . Flavour is piney, and though sticky somehow clean. Palate has avery nice texture and perfect carbonation. A bit of wet cardboard in a finish which actually adds /balances the bitter hops nicely. A wonderful beer in an even better atmosphere - hop vines everywhere, huge brass brew kettles and old half liter bottles. . .
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cloudy golden body with a huge, white head that left a thick layer of lacing down the glass. Sweet and dry malt aroma. Not too unlike the oyster crackers I just ate. Some floral hops in the nose as well. Nice, crisp bitterness. Dry and spicy. A bit fruity while maintaining the dryness. My first "real" Bohemian Pilsener. Many thanks to my intercontinental distributor and importer, iwantalambic.